How a Acne Diet Can Help Alkalize Your Skin

On December 14, 2010, in Acne Diet Tips, by Jennifer M. Gillies

Although acne is considered to be related to hormonal changes in the body, there really isn’t a clear explanation for what is behind this particular skin problem. Many medications are prescribed, and at times this will keep the condition under control to a certain extent but they are unable to cure it because they are not targeting the cause of the problem.

Any naturopath will tell you that acne is not a disease itself but it is actually an outward sign that something is going wrong in the body. The body needs to be kept in balance in order to function properly. Whenever our body gets out of balance, a lot of different things can happen to it including disease or outward signs of that imbalance, such as acne. In order for us to truly get rid of these problems, we need to restore the balance on the inside.

One type of balance that your body needs is a pH balance. Most of us are somewhat familiar with pH from science class and we realize that things are either leaning towards the acidic or they are leaning towards alkaline. Our bodies are made to be alkaline and diseases have a difficult time growing in an alkaline environment. Seeing as this is the case, how can we bring our body back into the optimum balance?

We actually do this through what we eat. Any food that we eat is going to affect acidity in the body whenever we eat it. Some of these foods, are going to change the chemistry of our body to be more alkaline and others are going to cause it to be more acidic. Simply eating a diet that contains a lot of raw fruits and vegetables and is free of sugary drinks and processed foods is going to have a huge impact on the way that you are on the inside, a diet high in animal products, meat etc can also create a more acid internal environment. The more acidic the internal body is the more health complications we experience, acne may be one such condition.

There are also some specific things that you can eat which will turn alkaline whenever they are in your body and there are several charts available on the Internet which will show you which is which. Eat this way for a week and you will notice a difference in the way that your skin looks.

Jennifer M. Gillies Jennifer M. Gillies (6 Posts)

Jennifer M. Gillies BHSc, Dip Nut, specialises in dietary advice, skin conditions and is a regular contributor. Follow her regular advice on acne, and other suggestions about treatments.


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